The San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative is a public-private partnership with the mission of reducing and preventing childhood obesity through policy, systems, and environmental change.

To fulfill its mission, the Initiative creates, supports, and mobilizes partners from multiple domains (i.e., sectors); provides leadership and vision; provides education and advocacy; and coordinates and sustains county-wide efforts in the prevention and reduction of childhood obesity.

The Initiative was formed to assure effective implementation of the strategies outlined in the Call to Action: San Diego County Childhood Obesity Action Plan, a comprehensive plan for ending childhood obesity in San Diego County through policy and environmental changes in the seven most influential domains in creating healthy environments:

The Initiative has established active workgroups in each domain to develop, leverage, and replicate best practices and resources throughout San Diego County and shape a healthy future.


We're hiring!!! We're hiring!!! We're hiring!!!

Are you passionate about the local food movement? Do you have experience supporting local food procurement in the institutional meal environment? Are you an experienced project manager and coalition builder? Do you want to help further strengthen and build a thriving local food system in San Diego County?

The San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative, a project facilitated by Community Health Improvement Partners, is hiring for a full-time Food Systems Director. The position will oversee the continued development and operation of the Initiative's two active, nationally-recognized subcommittees dedicated to the advancement of local, healthful foods and beverages in San Diego County hospitals and school districts: Nutrition in Healthcare Leadership Team and San Diego County Farm to School Taskforce.

To review the job description, click here. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to JuliAnna Arnett at by Wednesday, January 28th.


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